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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021, Today Match Prediction

02 Mar 2021 | 11:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
135/10 in 45.3 2.97
17/0 in 3.2 5.10 winner

Toss Winner - Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 10 wickets

Afghanistan and Zimbabwe`s first date in the test stage at UAE

  • Afghanistan has 2 wins in the 4 matches in Tests so far.
  • Zimbabwe has just one win in their last 18 Test matches.
  • Both teams never played a test match for more than 12 months.

Afghanistan will win the match!

  • Tournament: Afghanistan v Zimbabwe in UAE, 2021
  • Format: TEST
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bat

afg vs zim Match Prediction & Analysis

Test cricket has taken the center stage in the international arena pushing the limited overs to the behind. Afghanistan and Zimbabwe are small teams that play very less test cricket and will be excited for their first ever test series at UAE. Afghanistan is one of the latest entrants in test arena and already have impressive wins over Bangladesh and Ireland. Zimbabwe cricket is on the decline but their players are showing bits of excellence often to remind their capabilities. They will look to win this series and make a statement in the international stage.

Teams Preview

Afghanistan Preview

Javed Ahmadi and Ibrahaim Zadran will open the batting for the team with the likes of Rahmat Shah, Ashgar Afghan, Hashmathullah Shahidi, and Afzar Zazai in the middle order. They have good core of batting line-up with all 6 players having played a test earlier.

Yamin Ahmadzai and Amir Hamza will be their pace bowlers to feature in the playing XI for the test match. Star bowler Rashid Khan will be their lead spinner and Zia Ur Rehman is expected to slot in as the second spinner. They might go in with an additional bowler or batsmen depending on the playing conditions at the last minute.

Top players to bet on:

Rahmat Shah – Shah has featured in all 4 tests played by Afghanistan and has 298 runs with a century and 2 fifties to his name. We expect him to make a big score in this match to lead his team to a good score.

Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan is the biggest name in the Afghan team and has 23 wickets in just 4 matches with 3 five-wicket hauls.  We expect him to excel in spin-friendly conditions in UAE.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Javed Ahmadi, Ibrahaim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Ashgar Afghan, Hashmathullah Shahidi, Afzar Zazai, Yamin Ahmadzai, Amir Hamza, Rashid Khan, Zia Ur Rehman, Shahidullah Kamal/Nasir Jamal

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Munir Ahmad, Asghar Afghan, Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zahir Khan, Amir Hamza, Abdul Wasi, Rahmat Shah, Afsar Zazai

Zimbabwe Preview

Zimbabwe batting line-up has the likes of Prince Masvaure, Regis Chakabwe, Richmond Mutumbani, and Kevin Kasuwe alongside the all-round trio of Sean Williams, Sikander Raza and Ryan Burls in the playing XI. They have excellent depth in their batting unit with all-rounders in the middle order.

Pacers Blessing Muzurbani, Donal Tiripano, and Victor Nyachi will come in the playing XI and are expected to take the new ball for the team. Spin all-rounders Sikander Raza and Sean Williams will take care of the spin department.  

Top players to bet on:

Sikander Raza – Raza is one of the experienced players in Zimbabwe team and has scored 1000+ runs and 32 wickets to his name in the test arena. We expect to give yet another all-round performance in this match.

Sean Williams – Skipper Sean has played 12 tests for Zimbabwe and has 770 runs to his name with 2 centuries and 3 fifties so far. He also has 19 wickets in these matches played so far.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Prince Masvaure, Regis Chakabwe, Richmond Mutumbani, Kevin Kasuwe, Sean Williams, Sikander Raza, Ryan Burl, Blessing Muzurbani, Donal Tiripano, Victor Nyachi, Wesley Madhevere

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Regis Chakabva, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Prince Masvaure, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Kevin Kasuza, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 22 0 mm. 4.87 k/h From: ENE 0%
03h 22 0 mm. 6.51 k/h From: ESE 0%
06h 24 0 mm. 5.97 k/h From: SSE 0%
09h 26 0 mm. 2.25 k/h From: WSW 29%
12h 26 0 mm. 5.43 k/h From: N 15%
15h 25 0 mm. 6.25 k/h From: NE 24%
18h 24 0 mm. 5.54 k/h From: E 13%
21h 24 0 mm. 3.44 k/h From: N 0%

Weather Conditions

Abu Dhabi will have a hot and humid climate on all match days. No rain or weather interruptions are expected in this match.

Venue Details

Abu Dhabi is one of the spinner friendly tracks owing to the hot conditions of the UAE. Batsmen will enjoy batting in the first 2-3 days and we can expect first innings scores to be around 300-40 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bat

Batting first is the best option in the test matches in sub-continental pitches unless the grass is present on it. Chasing in the fourth innings is a tough task in these conditions.

AFG vs ZIM Winning Prediction

Afghanistan team has been on a rise on the international stage with excellent performances in the limited-overs format and they impressed everyone with a win against Bangladesh on home soil in the Test.  Zimbabwe has better experience compared to Afghanistan but their cricket is on a downfall both on and off the field. They have excellent depth in the batting and bowling departments and will look to win this match. We expect Afghanistan to win this match owing to their player’s ability to bat and bowl well in Asian conditions.

Afghanistan will win the match!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar